Thursday, November 19, 2009


Lemon-Pecan Cookies on Foodista
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup vegetable or butter flavored shortening
1 cup sugar
1 egg
2 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
1 cup pecans, toasted and finely chopped (see notes)

Preheat oven to 375 F. Lightly grease baking sheet.

In a small bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, cream of tartar and salt.

In a medium bowl, beat together butter, shortening and sugar until fluffy. Add egg, honey, lemon peel and lemon extract. Beat until smooth. Add flour mixture, stir until a soft dough forms. Stir in toasted pecans.

Drop dough by measuring tablespoons 2 inches apart on prepared baking sheet.

Bake 7 to 8 minutes or until a light golden color (do not overbake). Cool cookies on the baking sheet on a wire rack 2 minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool.

Makes about 3 dozen cookies.

Because nuts are rich in oil, toasting brings out the flavor and aroma. Toast them in a 350 F. oven in a single layer in a shallow pan 5 to 10 minutes, stirring at least once. Smelling the aroma of toasting nuts is a signal that they are ready to use. Once at this stage, they will scorch easily.

Toasting pecans extends the flavor of the pecans and makes it seem like there is more than a cupful in the recipe.

You can also add 1/2 cup of mini white chocolate chip to this recipe.


  1. I love pecans, and use them alot... thanks for the tip

  2. It sounds so delicious with the lemon, pecans, and honey. Can't wait to try it.

  3. Oh My Yummy Goodness!!! Geri these sound really good!

    Thanks for sharing this recipe!

    Blessings ~ Teresa

  4. Oh yum! I have never thought of lemon and pecans in the same cookie. LOL

  5. Mmm...I like what cream of tarter does for cookies.


  6. What a fabulous combination of lemon and pecans. These cookies look absolutely divine.

  7. Thank you Geri for the sweet words about my blog. I like yours a lot also. I will be coming over often. Love the pictures of the food. My daughters and I love to cook!!!! My youngest is baking a New York Cheesecake right now. Can't wait to eat some.

    Blessings, Linda

  8. These really do sound delicious. I have never met a lemon dessert or cookie I didn't love.

  9. Love all things lemon (not to mention pecan). These look heavenly! Thanks for posting, Geri :)


  10. I'll wager these are wonderful. I love lemon and adore it in desserts.

  11. These look like great cookies for Christmas. I love lemon and pecans, but I don't think I have yet had the two together. Pecans are officially on the shopping list.

  12. Those cookies sound like they would be just perfect with a cup of coffee. :) What a treat in the afternoon.

  13. Lovely cookies in the cute packing-loved ur pic!!!

  14. I so agree about the toasted pecans, they are so much more flavorful. These cookies sound really good. Thanks for the recipe!

  15. These sound fabulous! What a great recipe!

  16. What a great combo lemon and pecan, they sound absolutely delicious. Thanks for sharing this recipe, I never met any lemon cookie I didn't like yet.

  17. These sound delicious. I've made something like it, but with pistachios. Thanks for joining in at my flashback event!

  18. YUM!! These sound good!
    Thanks for the recipe.

  19. Oh, I am hungry just looking around your blog. Thank you for visiting my blog and following me. I have begun following you also - I love your recipes.

  20. Lemons and pecans in a cookie, yummm...
    I will have to try these, thank you for the recipe!

  21. Yummo~
    Many of these recipes sound totaly delish!

    Thanks for stoppin in and joining my Thanksgiving Giveaway!

    I will follow your blog too~


  22. Thank you for your kind words!! I am so happy you visited today and I found my way to your blog. Your recipes are wonderful!

    I am having my annual Cookie Exchange on Dec 11 and your lemon cookies would be perfect!!

    I look forward to following you blog too (and I am going to share your site with my friends)

  23. You got my attention quickly with the lemon and pecans! They sound wonderful!

  24. This sounds fab! And what a great gift idea!

  25. Geri, I love anything LEMON, so this recipe is right up my alley!
    I've enjoyed my visit to your blog & will be back to spend much more time looking at all your older posts.
    Thank you for your kind comments on mine.


  26. Wow, do these sound great! Who wouldn't love toasted peacans? I will try these this next week when I have company. I wonder if they could be made like icebox cookies and sliced. Thanks for the recipe and for visit me. I am slow getting to my comments. It has been busy at my house. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  27. Oh, we definitely have to try this recipe. My mouth is watering. Thank you for sharing.

  28. These look yummy... as does your caramel pecan tart!!! Thanks for the nice comment on my blog today! Do you have a good recipe for home made banana pudding??? Have a beautiful day. Blessings!!

  29. Thanks Geri for following my blog. I'm new to the blogging world, and now I am enjoying following your blog and all the yummy recipes.


  30. Yumm. Lemons and pecans. Can't ask for anything more.

  31. Gosh that sound yummy. I grew up in the south so I have always loved pecans. I'm going to add this recipe to my box.

  32. Oh Geri,that was so so cute..i loved these cookies very much and they were a reall hit out here-am looking foward to baking all ur goodies and the crispy cookies u have here...i love that crispy crunch not the chewy one and these rock....Oh all ur recipes do and it would be fantastic if had covered half ur blog by now but i aint very organised ...i jus go with the flow...
    and thanx a ton again for the wonderfull recipe..u know i was even offered to be paid to supply these cookies...hehehehehe...but yeah make all my cookies with love ...cant bake and aint equipped for business now.